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20 May 2020 07:55:50
Hi Ed002 hope you’re doing well- same goes for the other Ed’s and posters on the site and across the other sites if you’re reading!
Just a quick question, no worries if you don’t fancy getting into it.
I saw on the arsenal page you commented on Chelsea potentially helping ease Atletico Madrid’s financial strain- my question is are we interested in one of their players? And who it might be?

Thanks for all the hard work and stay strong everyone.


{Ed002's Note - No there is no interest in their players.}



20 Jul 2018 13:54:22
Interesting reading on the Man United banter page that Chelsea have agreed to two players arriving this summer. Obviously one being Jorginho who's already arrived and the other I'm assuming is Rugani. Ed002 also said we are continuing talks today regarding a couple of other players, so no need to panic guys! He also said we've agreed to selling three who still remain at the club. I'm assuming one is TBo but the others are anyone's guess! Just hoping it's not Hazard and Kante otherwise I might cry a little.


1.) 20 Jul 2018 14:22:11
my take on that.
golovin and jorginho - agreed
higuain and rugani talks
tbo, zouma and boga

no idea why its in my head but I had a nightmare last night and lallana was a Chelsea player hahahah.

2.) 20 Jul 2018 15:23:43
It looks like Chelsea is about to make an official offer of €50m+ for Rugani- with first option in case of a sale belonging to Juventus. Maybe that would do the deal. Who knows if Ed002 means that?

3.) 20 Jul 2018 18:41:55
Courtois and Willian could be going.

4.) 20 Jul 2018 20:02:44
From what we have gotten from the press- Hazard, Willian, Courtois, Kante, Pedro, D. Luiz, Cahill, Bakayoko etc. all have certain degree of question marks over their heads.

5.) 20 Jul 2018 20:05:29
Courtois, williams and hazard are going but higuan and rugani are coming though is painful to see hazard go but the prize I believe will be right.

6.) 20 Jul 2018 20:10:27
Drinkwater Zappacosta boga mushonda Morata Michy Giroud. question marks over the whole squad lol.

7.) 20 Jul 2018 20:20:58
I forgot Drinkwater, Giroud and Zapacosta.

8.) 20 Jul 2018 20:23:05
And Morata- this is becoming needle in a hay sack.

9.) 20 Jul 2018 20:56:13
All we know is Jorginho will not be sold this summer!

10.) 20 Jul 2018 23:30:01
Saim, hahaha. you are funny.



26 Oct 2015 20:54:04
I think at CB we need to push hard for John Stones. We can't allow United to get him before we do. He's already one of the best CBs in the league, he's still very young and he's English! Marquinhos would be good nevertheless. I mentioned Kouyate as a good option for CM but I also like Jackson's suggestion of Xhaka.

He always seems to put in a solid yet unspectacular performance whenever I've seen him play for Monchengladbach and Basel. I know the word unspectacular doesn't sound too appealing but it is something I believe we need right now in midfield, stability and no drama (i. e. Magic with his silly 2nd yellow) .

And I agree on Griezman, he's awesome! Btw I don't know about you guys but I can't wait for Courtois to be back. Begovic has been pretty good but I can't help but feel Thiabaut wouldn't have conceded nearly as many goals whilst he'd have also shored the defence up I think. We've conceded far too many headers this season and I think had we had Courtois in goal this wouldn't have happened, he's such a physical presence!


1.) 27 Oct 2015 01:46:39
That's a great point about the conceded headers. We've given up a ton this season and I think courtois' best quality is his ability to come for the high ball.

2.) 27 Oct 2015 02:32:09
Why is Stones rated so highly on here. Yes he's a good player but he's showed he's still raw with some of his mistakes this season. Marquinhos and Laporte are both experienced and have had a lot of game time for their age and would both be better options I think. I'd personally like Marquinhos as he reminds me a lot of Carvalho.

3.) 27 Oct 2015 07:42:37
Marquinhos has been playing CL football as well for a couple of seasons now so he's used to high level football. He'd be a very good addition.
And indeed your point on Courtois is valid. Courtois is exceptional at dominating his area and snuffing out high balls and crosses. Hopefully he can return without much problems in December.

4.) 27 Oct 2015 09:35:16
Stones would be my first choice we already have a lack of home grown players plus you don't know would Marquinhos manage in PL. What we need is left back for sure (left footed off course) .

5.) 27 Oct 2015 16:55:12
I think with John Stones you have to watch Everton games week in week out to appreciate him fully. Not only is he a fantastic defender, he is a fantastic player with the ball at his feet. He reminds me of a young Rio Ferdinand ability wise (obviously not personality wise) . I can't say I've seen more than a few games of Laporte so I can't comment on him but I think that whilst Marquinhos looks like a very intelligent footballer, I have concerns that he might be a little lightweight for the Premier League. Again though, I haven't seen too much of him myself.



31 Jul 2014 13:42:06
I've seen a rumour today linking Schurrle with Athletico with Miranda coming to us. Please tell me this isn't true ed


{Ed018's Note - sounds like some rubbish to me}

1.) This rumour is a joke, Why would you part exchange one of the most promising wingers in the world for an old and average defender?



07 Jun 2014 17:49:11
Hi Ed, just a question about Mikel. Is it likely he'll be leaving in this window or are the club looking to keep him? I ask because I'm actually a fan of his and think selling him would be a mistake! Cheers


{Ed002's Note - Yes, John Obi is expected to leave and has been the target of interest from Inter Milan.}

1.) I agree he has been excellent defensively for us if especially in big games (like ECF, against LFC recently etc), if often criticised for slowness or sideways passing when going forward. But if Mikel leaving as well as Lampard and Ramires we will definitely need more than Fabregas as replacement but would guess that all at Stamford Bridge know this. In particular Luiz and/or Ramires were great against City and LFC away, and have not seen enough of Van G. because of his injury to know how well he could do such a job (doesn't seem such an imposing physical presence). Or one of our current Under-21s?




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06 Aug 2020 04:17:39
Quick question-

Does anyone believe we can overturn this tie with Bayern? Do you think the team Frank selects will be our strongest? Do the team believe they can do it?

I was just thinking about how maybe the fact Bayern haven’t played for a little while now and might take their feet off the gas because of the lead they’ve got. It wouldn’t be the first time we shocked them in their stadium when no one thought we could.

Just a thought. I don’t know if we can do it and wouldn’t put money on it but we can dream.


1.) 06 Aug 2020 08:22:20
I’d have more belief if we had a full squad available, but I’ll always support the 11 in blue, and anything can happen in football!

2.) 06 Aug 2020 08:22:38
But to clarify, not giving us much of a chance at all!

3.) 06 Aug 2020 08:38:00
Saim I think lamps will go for it. As to your question for strong team, I guess we have to make do with what we have. I believe we will give our best because that's what lamps would want. Don't know about the results but hell yeah it's football and we are known for punching above our weights when least expected! Let's hope this would be one another occassion where we do so👍.

4.) 06 Aug 2020 09:07:59
Get the first goal and anything is possible. But with our troubles in defense, coupled with injuries to some key players, I think it's safe to say we won't be able to do it. No big shame though, Bayern are quite frankly the strongest team in Europe right now it seems.

I only hope we avoid more injuries.

5.) 06 Aug 2020 09:26:04
I think if we had a fully fit squad with some form and with Bayern only playing a few friendlies in the build up, we may of had a chance, but we are a depleted squad. Be nice to win the game in Munich at least.

6.) 06 Aug 2020 09:40:20
It's improbable that we'll turn this around. To be honest I just want to see players put in a positive performance, play for the badge - there's a couple that need to prove hey should still be in the squad next season. Also, could be a great experience for someone like Maatsen to showcase their talents.

7.) 06 Aug 2020 09:40:50
I’m with Jackson here, we score the first goal and anything can happen. I think it’s going to be a high scoring game like the game at Liverpool .

8.) 06 Aug 2020 09:57:56
Very unlikely of course. I always want us to win when am watching, but if thinking with my head not my heart we do not seem capable of overturning a 0-3 deficit let alone winning the ECL this season. Some of our best/ most experienced players in terms of European games are injured or leaving (Pedro, Willian? ) or not eligible (the new signings) and others very tired from hectic league schedule since restart plus FA Cup run. If we made it by some miracle past Bayern, the quarter finals, semis and final all have to be played before end of August and the next EPL seasons starts on 12 September.
So perhaps not the worst thing in the world to bow out at this stage, hopefully without more injuries and with some rest before EPL restarts and focus in bedding in new signings in training.

What I would do if Lamps on Saturday is give many of the players who have not had much game time of late - including CHO, Tammy, Kepa and Barkley, whether they are staying or leaving (can be a shop window opportunity for the ones leaving! ), and try if Frank to motivate them to do either their very best to impress me or to impress other clubs if leaving.

But, yes, my heart will always be wanting us to win and I will be supporting whoever is out there in Munich as passionately as ever.

9.) 06 Aug 2020 10:08:19
I’m looking for a good team performance wihe watching certain players.

I assume CHO, James, RLC and Mount will all start and I will be looking at them in particular.

I would also like to see Tomori get some mins.

10.) 06 Aug 2020 10:55:25
Yes, good point TomB, I should have listed Tomori as well. Would be good for Frank and all of us to see him against such opponents plus Reece too. Mount is young, so may still have plenty of energy and may need to play in absence of alternatives anyway.

11.) 06 Aug 2020 10:56:17
I’m just going to enjoy the game. Very doubtful we’d be able to turn it round with a fully fit first 11 but we’ve been in worse positions. I think regardless of the outcome, the thing I hope for most is no injuries.



01 Aug 2020 19:06:10
Ref has absolutely ruined us today.




19 Jul 2020 16:09:05
Never wanted a Spurs win so badly!


1.) 19 Jul 2020 16:42:37
Son is a beautiful footballer, top class, that said hope he leaves Spurs right after they beat Leicester.



11 Jul 2020 19:11:42
Frank has to take criticism today. Team selection was poor from the start, Giroud on the bench is criminal considering he’s our most important player at the moment. Without him in the team we’re lost.

Only positive from this embarrassment is that there’s no way anyone will think this defence is good enough going into next season. Lack of leaders, warriors and footballing intelligence at the back. Makes you wonder why we let Cahill leave.


1.) 11 Jul 2020 19:16:19
Yep 100 % terrible team selection. Why Abraham is starting I don’t know. And Christensen is a bloody baby. Then take of Pulisic wtf.

2.) 11 Jul 2020 19:16:50
Saim I was thinking exactly the same. I would have bitten of. My own hand for Cahill in this team

Thats how bad we are.

3.) 11 Jul 2020 19:28:11
Tammy should be sold, offers nothing, no hold up play, passing is awful, gets bullied easily and always looks lazy with no drive or passion in his game. He was never at the levels we expect in a striker and don't think he will ever reach it either.

4.) 11 Jul 2020 19:29:19
Saim, as I’ve said today and many times before out defence is so poorly organised but I’m not sure you can coach what all good defenders have and that is instinct.

Christensen and Rudiger have very little positional sense and all the coaching in the world ain’t going to change that.

I’m struggling to find any positives out of that performance. I suppose Dave was his usual reliable self and Pulisic tried hard but other than that I’m struggling.

Anyway onwards and upwards MY MIGHTY BLUES.

5.) 11 Jul 2020 19:17:15
I really hope we don't break the bank for Rice. For me he's a DM and I don't think he would improve our defence. I would personally go for Upemecano myself, he seems to have the entire package.

Ed001 which player do you think the club should realistically target for our defence?

{Ed001's Note - Upamecano is a good shout, though someone like Manolas could provide a bit of experience and (hopefully) leadership. You have good young defenders who just need a bit of help and a quality keeper behind them.}



11 Jul 2020 17:52:17
Been looking online for a stream since 15 minutes before kick off (2.30am kick off here in Australia), finally find one 35 minutes later and within 15 seconds we concede. Typical.


1.) 11 Jul 2020 18:12:20
Just going to put this out there-

Kepa isn’t good enough, think everyone knows that now.
However, the whole defence isn’t good enough and I’m sick of seeing Christensen getting beat physically by everyone.

I like Barkley because he’s direct but he needs to do more and concentrate more.

Tammy doesn’t do enough for me, his hold up play is awful and if we want any chance to recover in this match he needs subbing on with Loftus Cheek.

2.) 11 Jul 2020 18:31:22
Our defence is hopeless, we should play Azpi at CB for the remaining games. Also, why didn’t Giroud start? I get that Lamps wants to rotate, but this is a must win game. Here’s to hoping both United and Leicester slip up.

3.) 11 Jul 2020 18:33:43
Probably should have played three in centre and two wing backs today and Giroud starting up front. Willian not looking himself. This had been a shambolic performance so far and hard to see way back.

4.) 11 Jul 2020 18:37:18
Think Frank heard me but pity we didn't start with this formation given just how fragile our defence is.




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13 Jul 2020 09:19:03
Surely there is no way we would consider loaning to buy or any of the players they’re happy to offload in exchange for one of our best and most experience and important players?




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12 Jul 2020 09:00:12
Probably unlikely we’d get him being on the United books but the way Dean Henderson came flying out to collect a long ball into the box late in the game yesterday so dominant and impressive. Having a keeper who commands his box will help the defence so much. Although watching some of our defenders I’m not sure they have what it takes even with a solid keeper behind them.




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17 Jun 2020 02:45:32
I get the feeling that if Bayern stump up the money that Havertz will prefer to make the move there rather than to us. As a young German he’ll have ambitions of winning the German league and cup and with Bayern you’re almost guaranteed that with a strong chance of being a European champion too.

As much as I’d love him join us I think we should be hopeful rather than expectant. Even if he doesn’t join the club has made 2 outstanding signings (as long as Werner signs) and I’m sure there will be more. Exciting times ahead for our club.




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29 Mar 2020 12:38:55
Hi everyone, hope you’re all safe and healthy in these strange times. To ed001, I don’t think Eli meant for it to sound like he was blaming the eds, just more that he wishes there was something could be done to prevent him from coming back over and over. I appreciate and I’m sure Eli and the other reasonable posters also appreciate that if there was something you could realistically do you would.

Anyways guys, whilst we’re in this strange time of isolating and being forced to stay inside, why not liven the page up a bit with some posts about Chelsea’s history- favourite players etc. Or who you’d like to see signed or just about anything to keep each other entertained. I’ll try think of some over the coming days.

Let’s hope for some positive news soon and normal life to resume.


{Ed001's Note - I am as frustrated as him and that was all that was. I wasn't meaning it as a dig at him either. It is really annoying for us to have to deal with these repeat offenders. When we first started you could block an IP and they would be gone for months.}



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13 Jan 2020 20:18:47
I'm not Barkley's biggest fan due to his inconsistency but there's nothing that Jack Grealish can do that Ross can't. Don't see why we would want Grealish- he looks good in a poor team.





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06 Aug 2020 04:19:56
He’s a good player but if they want to give him a three year deal that’s their problem. More often than not he goes missing and the older he gets the more pace and energy he’ll lose which is a massive part of him game. He’s never scored enough goals and someone else taking up that right wing is most definitely welcomed. As Shak said it’s time for a new era and with CHO and Pulisic along with new signings I think we’ve got a bright future.




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04 Aug 2020 04:05:53
Go back to the Spurs page mate they’re more on your level. You know the level of zero Champions League titles. Whilst you’re at it go visit the Palace and West Ham pages too because they also have zero CL wins. Until you win big ears you can’t discuss who’s the biggest club. Also how long since you won anything other than the FA Cup? Don’t recall you winning a premier league since 2004. We’ve won 5 since then. Add on a few more European cups and boom, you have the biggest club in London.




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01 Aug 2020 18:19:32
Can’t say I didn’t see it coming. Aubameyang definitely bought that penalty but Dave should’ve known better. Still think we should win but I’d like to see Kante on for Kova or Jorginho to put more energy in midfield.




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27 Jul 2020 03:09:24
Delighted with the win just a shame that United won too, wanted that third spot. Whole team was good especially Kovacic, Jorginho and Mount.

On a side note, anyone else happy that Bournemouth went down? They always seem to beat us!




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18 Jul 2020 03:16:19
Rudiger is a tough one because on his day he’s as good as anyone and he can play good balls forward but when he’s off it he’s a nightmare who can’t get anything right.
That being said Christensen for me just isn’t a premier league centre half, he could probably get away with his slight bit physicality in Spain but not here, he’s the one I’d get rid of. In all honesty though I don’t know which centre half Id be targeting though but if possible I’d love them to be prem proven.